This 50-minute video considers a key development in employers' liability claims for personal injury - the coming into force of s.69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which amends s.47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The reform abolishes the cause of action for breach of health and safety regulations - often referred to as the 'six pack' regulations. This radically alters the way in which personal injury lawyers can bring and defend cases.
Through discussion, Charles and Gemma examine the changes and why they are so important to personal injury practitioners. They also use example cases to consider how those might have been decided differently now that the changes have come into effect.
Key implications of the reform
Potential ways around the changes
Why the regulations remain important
Tactics for using the new legislation to your advantage
Cases referred to:
Willock v Corus UK Ltd
Hide v Steeplechase Co (Cheltenham) Ltd
Stark v Post Office
Ward v Tesco Stores Ltd
Davie v New Merton Board Mills Ltd
Boyle v Kodak
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